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the obama administration is trying take a step further. the clinton administration privatized it in the processing. animals are slaughtered and then they go through another step where they are cut up and processed and packaged. in the processing, privatized system and we have done a lot of work showing how dangerous it is. now the obama administration wants to increase the program, especially for poultry. more than 200 birds a minute of being sent in slaughtered. that is not a misstatement. 200 birds a minute. there is no way there can be any inspection and these are immigrant workers doing extremely dangerous work. people sense that sliced, all sorts of horrible injuries. because of all of the contamination from salmonella, i can't really eat chicken. dip the chicken into chemicals and not really originated with the clinton administration. >> i don't know how much time we have. are there any questions? >> what is the mandate of the usda? and what will it take to fix the >> is basically an agency that the secretary has appointed by the president. and these companies had so muc
as march. if i can call that early. is it your sense, do you get any sense from the obama administration whether it's interior or state, whatever it may be come the white house itself, that the president has rethought this matter and is taking a different approach? >> well, i don't know that for sure. i can tell you that we have been working with his department of state during this entire process. they have been to all the informational hearings and they know exactly what is going to be in the environmental impact statement. so i'm not sure if they need more information than that. it is time to say yes or no, approve it or not, and i think most americans would say that it's time to approve it, let's get moving forward. lou: okay, thank you very much for being with us. we will be watching along with you and the folks to see what the contribution that the keystone xl pipeline will be making for energy future. thank you, governor. >> thank you, lou. lou: up next, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, senator john kerry, certain to be the next secretary of state. we will take
in combat. under the obama administration, the prohibition on being openly gay was lifted. now, with little fanfare, the last restriction -- keeping women on the sidelines will be thrown out thursday. within a year, women who serve in the military -- they make up 14% of the force -- will be eligible to apply for 230,000 new jobs. the reason, the last two u.s. wars. >> there are no frontlines anymore. if you go all the way back to the civil war, you had a front line in the clear back line. you do not now because it is an asymmetric war fight. anybody at any moment to be in danger. >> women have been with combat units. during iraq and afghanistan. >> it was myself and the others and the company. >> 800 u.s. women have been wounded in iraq and afghanistan. more than 130 have died, including jennifer. >> i do not want them to forget her. i think probably everybody feels that way -- every parent feels that way. the sacrifices she made an the other is that still do. >> in many ways what will be announced will not be new to the 200,000 women who serve in the military. many have seen combat, train
administration, that was president obama the last four years. >> no, no, no. remember -- >> you're going back two terms? >> remember 2008? remember what happened september 2008? that was bush's -- >> his second term was fabulous on spending. working with the republican congress. clinton. they got the spending share of the economy down to 18%. now, you are right. growth is holding back revenues p but i think that's because president obama's taxes and regulations and obama care. >> it just started a few days ago. >> if we could go back -- that's why it's such a lousy recovery. if we could go back to anything close to those clinton heflz. hello, if we could go back to 2007, before the crisis, we would be in great shape. i've got to get out of here. keith boykin, matt simone, matt welch. plenty more to do with the rest of the show. now, i have a serious question, a very serious question. at least one american hostage is now dead in algeria. and there are other americans still held hostage. so where are the marines? where are the special forces to rescue them and show some american strength? we're goi
now the obama administration is trying to take a step further. the clinton administration privatized it in the processing, you know, meat -- animals are slaughtered, and then they're sent to another step where they're cut up and processed and packaged. so in the processing there's been this privatized system that we've done a lot of work showing how dangerous it is at food and water watch. now the obama administration wants to increase this program especially for poultry, and it would mean that more than 200 birds a minute are being sent, are being slaughtered in a plant. that's not a misstatement, 200 birds a minute. they whiz down the line, there's no way that there can be any inspection of these carcasses. and these are immigrant workers. it's extremely dangerous work. you can imagine people's hands get sliced, people -- all sorts of horrible injuries. and then because of all of the contamination from salmonella, i mean, really, i can't -- i can never eat another piece of chicken. they dip the chicken into chemicals, things like chlorine and trisodium phosphate, and that really or
she'l he'll lack. and she did play a role as the obama administration would assert in restoring the american image, but i think there will be more points of continuity than discontinuity. >> rose: how do you assess her four years? >> >> well, i think she was good at restoring the american image. i think she trafd a lot. she went to 112 countries. i think she had some success in asia. but i don't think she or the obama administration has many notable diplomatic accomplishiments. the syria problem is-- seemed. the middle east situation seems pretty much stalled out. can. >> rose: do you believe benghazi will be a cirrus law on her record? >> i think it is a flaw. but i don't think it will be a lasting flaw. it was a systemic breakdown. there was an independent review that established there was a lot of culpability of a lot of people on the sixth floor of the state department, but she was on the seventh floor, and certainly, her posture has been she accepts responsibility for what happened but not blame, and that's pret much at played out today in two hearings. she was uncharacteri
success in asia. but i don't think she or the obama administration has many notable diplomatic accomplishiments. the syria problem is-- seemed. the middle east situation seems pretty much stalled out. can. >> rose: do you believe benghazi will be a cirrus law on her record? >> i think it is a flaw. but i don't think it will be a lasting flaw. it was a systemic breakdown. there was an independent review that established there was a lot of culpability of a lot of people on the sixth floor of the state department, but she was on the seventh floor, and certainly, her posture has been she accepts responsibility for what happened but not blame, and that's pret much what played out today in two hearings. she was uncharacteristically emotional in describing the death of the four americans. so i don't think it's going to be an impediment to what everybody assumes are her longer term political ambitions to run for the presidency. >> rose: what struck you about the testimony today that was noteworthy? >> well, there was very little that shed new light on the white house role. you know, th
. the congress has not fully funded the obama administration request for embassy security, and, two, more funding for some of the governments in the region that need to be stronger to protect us. she pointed out congress has blocked funds that would have us assist the libyan government so, responsibility of security is the host government's responsibility. we rely on them. and that militia group in benghazi failed us on september 11th and 12th, so we need to reenforce the ability of these governments to protect our embassies and consulates in 275 different locations around the world. >> well, that raises a point, michael lighter, if we should be in 275 locations. we don't want to retreat from the world, but basically according to the review board that admiral mullen and pickering went through, they looked through the videos and say this host government local militia just turned tail and ran before the attack, or as the attack, was taking place. >> i think what we saw in libya was a slowness on behalf of the state department to adjust to very, very different circumstances in libya. and during the
they will get the highest rate of return. this is something the obama administration doesn't care about because he wants his own agenda which has nothing to do with realis economics. >> i don't know why we have to go to t mark. i'm sure he agrees with everything he just said. go ahead. >> well, you know, look, this is a very pro vin that -- provincial and backward argument. >> just call me provincial. >> the top hundred companies receive 50% of their revenue from outside the united states. they are more engaged in some cases in foreign markets than they are here. are they u.s. companies? they don't pay u.s. taxes in some cases or are they foreign companies? and the fact we are subsidizing companies to do something we subsidize all the time. this is a small amount of money. it is a droper in the bucket. you can get all insensed about 4 billion. but that is walking around money. >> billion here, billion there it adds up. beyond that my tax dollars go into a foreign-based company. there is something wrong with that. >> i don't think so. as rick and mark just said we about american subsidiaries of
the first years of the obama administration. anne-marie slaughter wrote that she argued the nationstates should see the degree of sovereignty to what she calls transnational networks. vertically, nations should cede sovereign authority of supranational institutions such as the international criminal court. they be something about the nation. supranational institution. fodor maintains such transparent networks, can perform many of the functions of a world government, legislation, administration and adjudication thereby creating a global rule of law. she was the person in policy plan to keep entertained first two years of the obama administration. also richard haas is currently president of the council on foreign relations and was a special assistant to george h.w. bush during the administration of george w. bush served as director of policy and planning and richard haas said it's time to rethink sovereignty. he argues sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but needs to become weaker. states should want to weaken sovereignty in order to protect themselves. those are some of th
in benghazi, libya that killed four people. she also responded to criticism that the obama administration misled the public about who carried out the attack. >> the fact is, we had four dead americans! >> i understand. >> was it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk some night who decided they would go kill some americans? what difference at this point does it make?! >> reporter: but some lawmakers were not satisfied with clinton's testimony. >> all these warnings, all these things -- we didn't have a single department of defense asset apparently available to come to the rescue. the american people and the families of these four brave americans still have not gotten the answers that they deserve. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton was supposed to be here on capitol hill last month but postponed her testimony after suffering a concussion and developing a blood clot near her brain. clinton testified that the fbi has some promising leads into who carried out the attack. >> what they are trying to determine is how best to res
that the obama administration did not submit -- respond, but you have to look beyond -- that is a minor blip. they were defeated in a rock in afghanistan. the american people don't seem to perceive that. the muslim world sees it very clearly. been both superpowers, and that is the issue we are facing. a movement that is not -- if we are all done facing it in mali, algeria, somalia, pakistan, looking at it as kind of separate issues, it is all one movement, all sol -- self perpetuating, and it is all motivated by our intervention. the french have united a very disparate group of islamist organizations and molly by intervening there. lou: and as michael is it out, the united states debated, as he characterized, and by the way, i am not sure that the national media even confronts that certain reality that the united states has lost. those are not words that trip easily off the american time. >> no, but these are the consistent notions, perceptions. absolutely. if you listen to them, read their statements, including the few weeks ago, you pretty much convinced that we have been defeated. we have
i disagree with margaret a little bit. i don't think the obama administration has been shy about using things like drones to, you know, take out american enemies and members of al qaeda. and, you know, i would disagree with you a little bit piers on the domestic front being a focus in his second term. usually the way the second terms play out is you only have about 10 to 12 months in the first year to hit the ground really fast and pass your domestic agenda. once that is up, a lot of presidents in their second term start to turn towards foreign policy. and he's got a long list of foreign policy challenges in the second term. iranian nukes, how to deal with china. you know, a big sort of macro agenda in the obama administration has been to reduce our footprint in the middle east, become less entangled in that part of world and pivot towards engaging with east asia. and there's been a lot of work in the first term that has strengthened ties between the u.s. and many east asia countries. and obama officials talk about that as a big project of the second term. >> well, that is the pe
as much as i do. we know nothing new today. the obama administration was winner and the american people was the loser. we no nothing more than weeks or months ago about this situation and it's still incumbent upon congress to get answers. how can you believe this administration about anything if we can't get straight answers on this terrible tragedy? >> general wes clark, welcome back. another thing is bugging me. state department mid-level officials said on a number of occasions during this whole period that they had three or four or five memos, cables, sent for better security and never got them. today secretary of state clinton said she never saw the cables, never read the cables and winds up blaming republicans for not funding the state department. wes clark, you know bs as well as i do. that is sum of the biggest bs i've heard. >> i will tell you the state department has lost some of its requests for funding and funding in the security area. so that's a fact. secondly there's lots of cables that go back and forth in government. i'm certain the secretary of defense doesn't read all
also e-mail us. we're asking you this morning your advice for the second obama administration. isedobama speech rate stark choices, says the new york times. we would like to hear from you this morning, what you think republican options are and what your advice is. here's what's happening on capitol hill today. house gop poised to extend the debt limit. that's the headline in "usa today." the bill would buy time and would set the stage for a physical fight. house republicans are scheduled to vote today to extend a $16.40 trillion at the opening salvo in a renewed battle this year to pass a federal budget and reduce the debt. the headline in the washington times, the front page looks like this -- the reporter on that story and joins us now from the "washington times. good morning and thanks for being with us. guest: thanks for having me. host: when do we expect the vote and why is it significant? guest: because we are fresh off the president's inauguration, it is significant. the fight over the debt ceiling in many ways has defined the last two years as far as spending, because
of the obama administration it went up 6 trillion dollars, from 10 to 16 trillion dollars. don't we need something in there to discipline congress and the president about spending? >> you know, this idea that democrats need to be disciplined, it isn't that long ago -- david: i'm saying democrats and republicans, congresswoman, it's not just democrats, both of you. >> let me say it was not that long ago that we had a democratic president that actually handed off a large surplus as far as the eye could see really to a republican president that then put everything on the credit cards, that blew up the debt and the deficit. and then we ended up with a near depression, a recession, and so clearly of course some spending was going to go up, but actually it's gone up slower in the obama administration than it did in either bush or the reagan administration. david: hold on a second congresswoman. i have to argue with that point. because we just put up the numbers. as i said the last three years of bush it went from 9 trillion to 10 trillion. the first three years of president obama it went from
by the obama administration. but its u.s. military chief recommended a change to the rules. more than 20,000 women serve with u.s. forces in iraq and afghanistan. several have since filed lawsuits against the pentagon, claiming they served in a combat role, but have not been recognized for it. it seems the pentagon now believes the current restriction is at odds with the reality on the battlefield and an unfair limit on the women's military career, and members of congress agree. >> if women can meet the performance standards and can do the job and are willing to lay down their lives, then i think that's good for the nation. i think america's daughters are just as capable of defending liberty and freedom as our sons are. >> of america's 1.5 million members of the arms forces, 14% are women. lifting the ban will open up hundreds of thousands of new jobs for them. but it will not happen immediately. it's thought the u.s. defense secretary, leon panetta, wants initial plans in place by may, and military chiefs will have three years to decide if some combat roles should remain off limits to w
right now and make this announcement. two very important positions as far as this obama administration is concerned. both require senate confirmation. >> what are does mary jo white do for diversity? a lot of criticism about diversity in the administration. >> she is a woman obviously and there is criticism that that he is not surrounding himself with enough women. he was talking to a bunch of guys. this will help a little bit. there will be more women down the road by white house officials and don't draw final conclusions about the gender and minority make up of this second term obama administration. the president will be aggressive in getting the excellent people from all sorts of backgrounds. i think let's see what he does. senior positions in the white house are opening up even as we speak right now and the president i'm sure will have a wight range of people being brought in. >> stick around with me for this announcement from the white house. we will take a break and we will be back on the other side. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk
contaminated ground water supply. a big debate over that. no word on yet if it moves obama to make a decision that could create thousands of jobs for americans who desperately need them. when we come back, is the obama administration the least transparent? history? a new report. mentioned gay marriage, immigration, climate change, but where was the talk about unemployment in president obama's inaugural address? more reaction coming up. ♪ what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ gerri: democratic apoll gists saying the president gets to the economic agenda, get to it in the state of the union next month. don't hold your breath. the 2,000 word speech from the inauguration, the economy, the number one issue for so many voters, is only mentioned three times. with more on this, todd buckles,
exchanges occurred after a republican senator ask why it took the obama administration so long to determine the assault was actually not the result of any spontaneous protest. here is secretary clinton's response to that. >> with all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans. >> i understand. >> whether it was because after protest or because of guys out for a walk one night decided they would go kill some americans, what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. martha: that was the most heated moment of the proceedings yesterday. joined by wyoming republican senator john barrasso, who was there who also questioned senator clinton. secretary of state clinton yesterday. he is on the senate foreign relations committee. welcome, good to have you here. >> thank you, martha. martha: why you surprised by that reaction? >> i was because it really does make a difference. it makes a difference to the american people. i would imagine it makes a big difference to the press and o
indication president obama plans on not governing for the first two years of the administration. i think the ideas we saw come out, talk about gun violence prevention, comprehensive immigration reform, climate control, these are things that the american people want. we've been talking about for the last --. bill: but you don't even know if that can pass through even the democratic senate. >> right. >> no, sure but these are the issues we need to be talking about and we ned everyone at the table. these ideas have traditionally come, we found compromises from both parties and we do need to be able to come back to those again. it is unfortunate the last congress speaker boehner had his hands tied by very extreme parties of his party. i had real hopes that speaker boehner would be able to come back to the table and i actually still think he would be able to. bill: three days in, here we are, we are 72 hours warm. got to run, monica, quick last word. >> i could see why the left think ideas of limited government, fiscal responsibility and economic freedom are extreme but pure projection on the
policy and has worked in the pentagon under the obama administration and david frum, former speech writer for george w. bush and critter for us. right now, 40% of active duty are women. this could be hundreds of thousand of jobs suddenly would be open to women. am i right in saying this is hublgly significant? >> it's absolutely enormous. the one thing i would say though, the it's not that we don't have women in combat positions. we have women who are ineligible under the former policy, but there really isn't any front line in today's wars. fighting heroically in combat, women who have died in combat. this change just recognizes what's already a reality, frankly. >> david, please be blunt. i know what you have to say is, might offend some people, but this is important. why do you think women in combat is not a good idea? >> i think we need to stress, this is quite an abstract notion. the number of women who will speak and equally is likely to be quite low, but of those who do, i think there are three concerns. the first, the first is is that we are going to see as we have already seen, th
's not been an attempt to have stability in libya. the obama administration has been repeating the mistake that the bush administration made in iraq and afghanistan. they were focused on the military campaign but not focus on the nation building. we have paid a huge cost for that in iraq afghanistan. a lot of the arms in the arsenal of muammar gaddafi have been smuggled into countries like y fueled a the fi fresh insurgency. we have taken our eye off the ball in libya ever since the overthrow of gaddafi. that's the big issue from the hearings. host: our guest is max boot, senior fellow with the council on foreign relations. was a senior foreign policy adviser to the john mccain campaign in 2008. he is the author of a new book called "invisible armies." a little more about the faces of your book -- a little more about the thesis of your book. this idea of guerrilla warfare is not something new. guest: i exam the long history of insurgency and guerrilla warfare and it predates conventional conflicts. tribal warfare is essentially grow warfare. conventional warfare is a relatively recent inve
to take part in this because john is the right choice to carry forward the obama administration's foreign policy, and i urge his speedy confirmation. as we've heard from both the chairman and the ranking member and just now senator warren, he will bring a record of leadership and service that is exemplary. he has a view of the world that he has acted on. first as that young returning veteran from vietnam who appeared before this committee, through the times that he served with such distinction as chairman. he's been a valued partner to this administration and to me personally. he has fought for our diplomats and development experts. he understands the value of investing in america's global leadership, and as we work to implement the accountability review board's recommendations, he's committed to doing whatever it takes to prevent another attack and protect our people and posts around the world. now, working together, we've achieved a great deal, but the state department and usaid have a lot of unfinished business from afghanistan to nonproliferation to climate change to so much. we need
think that the administration has understood that well? >> i think obama understands it. i think obama understands that we're in a new age. if you will, the 20th century was a century of struggle for hegemony. and that involved direct political contests, military power. we are now in an age in which struggle for hegemony makes no sense, it's more whether we can establish enough stability in the world that we can deal with global problems. in that context, economic health is the point of departure. it's also the point of departure for global support for the united states and respect for the united states. >> brown: when he brings up climate change though through security, that's what he's talking about? >> exactly. but i do suspect as a practical matter he's going to be more preoccupied with potential strategic challenges. in the middle east, first of all and that involves a whole gambit of issues, in our relations with china, potentialfully our relations with russia and the growing problem of how do we structure an effective alliance with europe. and these the kind of issues that requi
that the administration has understood that well? >> i think obama understands it. i think obama understands that we're in a new age. if you will the 20th century was a century of struggle for hegemony. and that involved direct political contests military power. we are now in an age in which struggle for hegemony makes no sense it's more whether we can establish enough stability in the world that we can deal with global problems. in that context economic health is the point of departure. it's also the point of departure for global support for the united states and respect for the united states. >> brown: when he brings up climate change though through security, that's what he's talking about? >> exactly. but i do suspect as a practical matter he's going to be more preoccupied with potential strategic challenges. in the middle east first of all and that involves a whole gambit of issues in our relations with china, potentialfully our relations with russia and the growing problem of how do we structure an effective alliance with europe. and these the kind of issues that require a lot of patience and i
not letting guns get into the hands of people who should not have them. >> that's right. >> julian, the obama administration knows they have to keep the public pressure on this issue. the president says he's going to lean in, he's going to campaign. they have released video from the kids who wrote letters to the president about guns. let's take a look. >> bullets don't have eyes. it can hurt anyone. i am really scared of guns and criminals around the world. i love my country, and i want everyone to be happy and safe. no guns, no guns, no guns, no guns. >> obviously, in addition to that we've got parents, you've got gabby giffords and her husband mark announcing a new initial, obama for america also announced they're going to do action for america as an advocacy organization. this is their first project. but i guess my question to you is, is that going to be enough? what will it take, if this isn't enough, to keep this on the front burner, to get real action, what's it going to take? >> i think it's three things, karen. i think it's bold leadership from the president, which we're seeing. i thi
that is happened over the last four years, helping the obama administration, our president, vice president with their agenda, with talking about the needs for more jobs and courts, and i've been amazed she understood the health care law better than anyone and willing to share talking points with me when i couldn't understand the confusion some were creating because they had not read the bill, but she did, and, of course, my most amazing time with debbie was throughout the republican primary process when we would show up and in iowa, new hampshire, and other places, often looking weird being in a sea of republicans, and i said, you know, the only way to fit in is we just wear red and pretend to be sarah palin. [laughter] of course, both of us could see cuba from where we lived. [applause] of course, we went to the republican national convention. she was in florida so when the hurricane tried to blow through, not now, not here, leave. she stopped that hurricane from blowing through there. amazing woman. i can tell you that much. i'm also happy to announce my support for my leader and return
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